Thursday, November 27, 2008
A little happy dancing on Turkey Day
Happy Thanksgiving. May you all have something to be thankful for.
It will be quiet at our place. We had a family get-together two weeks ago, so it's just the two of us. We'll laze most of the day away, before going out to eat. And we'll listen to Alice's Restaurant, our own family tradition. Last year we had a most untraditional Thanksgiving dinner, since we were in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and that's not one of their big holidays. We found a Mediterranean restaurant near out hotel and enjoyed some yummy seafood.
My day started with a nice surprise -- the Laurel Wreath Contest announced its winners. I'd written that one off, because they'd said they'd have the winners in mid-October. I'd entered both my print books, Finding Sarah and What's in a Name?. Today's email said :
2008 LAUREL WREATH WINNERS
1st place – The Suicide Club - Gayle Wilson - Mira
2nd place – What's in a Name? - Terry Odell - Cerridwen
3rd place – Finding Sarah – Terry Odell - Cerridwen
I checked all the categories -- mine were the only small press books to win anything, so I'm very proud to be up there with the big names -- again.
And, if you're bored, hubby sent this link. For more of a challenge, slide the 'sherry' bar before you start.
Today's Gratitude List:
1. Family and friends
2. Arlo Guthrie for Alice's Restaurant
3. Catherine for encouraging me to enter the Laurel Wreath